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Most loved South Coast beaches: Which is your favourite?

By 22 December 2014
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With Christmas just around the corner, it’s almost time for Canberrans to make their annual exodus to the South Coast for a good dose of sun, sea and greasy takeaway. For ...

Christmas Time – Hey! Wait a Minute!

By 22 December 2014
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Christmas is here yet again. Peace and goodwill to all, presents everywhere, food from one end of the house to the other, squealing kids and snoring dads. The smell of Christm...

Weekend Cafe Hot Spot: A.BAKER, NewActon Pavillion

By 20 December 2014 3
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My day job sees me frequenting A.BAKER ... once ... more like twice a day. I am always experiencing food envy at 9am when I am waiting for my extra hot skinny latte. Eye-catching b...

Is Ginger Gorman leaving 666 ABC?

By 22 December 2014 1
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Hi Rioters, Does anyone know if Ginger Gorman is leaving 666 ABC? There were a few people talking about it on social media over the weekend. I'm assuming if it is true it...

Witnesses sought to suspicious fire in Kambah

By 22 December 2014
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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a grass fire which occurred in Kambah yesterday afternoon (Sunday, December 21). About 6.20pm, police attended grassland at the rear of ...

Where can I buy a Turducken?

By 22 December 2014 2
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Have my heart set on having a turducken for Christmas lunch.   But have drawn a blank on finding where I can buy one. Am hoping your collective knowledge will be able to point...

Best of Canberra Taste Off – Meat Pies

By 22 December 2014
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There was quite a lot of debate when the call went out for Canberra’s best pies last week, with over 10 different bakeries and cafes being nominated. Based on most popular I f...

Review: when poetry becomes music

By 22 December 2014
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Ex-Canberra theatre teacher’s Ernie Glass’ Tales of Ordinary Madness and T.S Eliot’s The Waste Land presented by Mad As Productions. A young and vibrant Cassie Brizzi ...

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New tourist attractions for Canberra and environs?

By 5 January 2009 58

Ok we have Summernats, Floriade and the Food and Wine Frolic but we've lost the V8s and the birdman rally. Lets have some ideas for new and exciting festivals that Canberra could host to bring in the tourists....

Never Mind the Airport, Where Are the Planes?

By 5 January 2009 21

One only really gets a proper appreciation of Canberra's place in the world when one tries to get out of it.  In looking at getting from Canberra to Osaka and back in October it really brings home what a backwater we live in. I am long resiled to the fact that the capital of Australia doesn'...

The DIY Summernats reportage

By 5 January 2009 73

[First filed: January 02, 2009 @ 08:57] Summernats 2009 has, it seems, commenced. So dear reader what Summernats experiences have you had this year? Good, bad, indifferent, just leave them all in the comments. But make sure they're about this year, and not ancient history. If you've ...

Someone in my building's idea of recycling

By 4 January 2009 21

This could be the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen. How lazy would you have to be? Of course this pile of polystyrene (which isn't even recyclable) never got picked up and is currently lying like a neglected giant's sleeping bag in the middle of Carver Lane, Gungahlin causing a traffic ha...

Voucher shelf-life?

By 4 January 2009 99

Last Christmas I received two "Premium" Dendy movie tickets which are apparently worth $35 a pop. Due to a combination of laziness and personal disdain for just about every movie which came out in 2008, I held off going, wanting to save these tickets for a truly worthy flick. So I was a trifle an...

Buying Local - Southside Farmers Market

By 4 January 2009 19

Living in the depths of the south, I had made the pilgrimage to the Farmers Market at EPIC a couple of times and decided it was not sensible to do an 80km round trip to buy local produce as a regular thing. Life intervened and I never got around to going to the Southside Farmers Market until th...

Smoking in cars?

By 4 January 2009 165

On Friday Katy Gallagher announced the release of a discussion paper on protecting children in cars from passive smoking (now known as the more modish environmental tobacco smoke or ETS). On the one hand it seems like a peculiar piece of nannyism, particularly as it relies on the exceptional abro...

Wierd request : a Kangaroo Leather Bullwhip

By 4 January 2009 37

I have a friend from America visiting and she was asked by a friend to buy: A Kangaroo Leather Bull Whip -6 or 7 foot (can be as short as 5 foot) - 12 plait ( a must) Have been to the leather place in Gold Creek and they only had 8 plait whips. Sex shops have no luck either! An...

Chief Magistrate goes off at the lazy ACT PS

By 4 January 2009 14

The Canberra Times is carrying an interesting spray by the ACT's Chief Magistrate Ron Cahill. It seems that over the Christmas period the ACT public servants on whom the court relies to process bail applications all pissed off without leaving anyone in charge. Something a competent Government ...

State of the Riot - 2008

By 4 January 2009 25

[First filed: January 01, 2009 @ 11:45] And so. Here we all are, a little older, hopefully a little wiser, and there's vastly more of you than before. That's mostly a good thing. In this article we'll be having a look at 2008's visitor statistics to RiotACT as well as what were the most po...

Cui Bono? Summernats and the Local Economy

By 4 January 2009 63

For years now, we've been told that Summernats brings economic benefit to Canberra. So I thought I'd ask the question - who benefits? Let's try and avoid this thread falling into the pothole that all other Summernats threads fall into, and let's not discuss the loutish behaviour and alcohol restrict...

Does Goulburn need more imagination?

By 4 January 2009 10

My TV was just graced with a less than inspiring ad for the Australia Day Ute Muster in Goulburn. Was there a hole in the market for ute musters? Should Goulburn have found something more novel to hang its tourism hat on?...

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